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The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

9 May 2017 - 3:55pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media voiced moral outrage when Russian warplanes killed civilians in Aleppo but has gone silent as U.S. warplanes slaughter innocents in Mosul and Raqqa, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies April 2017…

European Union’s Democracy Dilemma

9 May 2017 - 9:36am
Exclusive: The European elites want the European Union as a means for controlling the Continent’s economies, but that often requires overriding the popular will of nation states, a dilemma for “democracy,” explains Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus A sigh of…

Turning Gen. Flynn into Road Kill

8 May 2017 - 7:16pm
Exclusive: Although no actual evidence was presented, two ex-Obama administration officials destroyed the reputation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, portraying him as a liar and a potential traitor, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Not to defend retired Lt.…

Dems Still Blaming Others for Trump

8 May 2017 - 1:16pm
Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggests she would have gone to war in Syria by now, but Democrats still can’t grasp why some “peace” voters defected to third parties, as Nat Parry explains. By Nat Parry In the latest…

East Timor’s Suffering and Survival

8 May 2017 - 10:23am
East Timor, which gained its independence from Indonesia in 1999 after suffering years of genocide, is now a beacon of democracy in Asia but faces new colonial pressures from globalization, writes John Pilger. By John Pilger Filming undercover in East…

The McCarthyism of Russia-gate

7 May 2017 - 3:48pm
Exclusive: Civil-liberties nightmares about the Surveillance State are coming true, but – since the victims are former Donald Trump advisers – many of the usual civil-liberties defenders are strikingly silent, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Congressional demands for personal…

America’s Ready Supply of Enemies

6 May 2017 - 1:07pm
The U.S. political process seems to rely on a steady supply of foreign “enemies” to hate, but sometimes politicians overcome hostilities and talk out differences, which remains the hope for the North Korean standoff, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright…

Playing Games with America’s Health Care

6 May 2017 - 12:37pm
President Trump reneged on promises about health insurance for all to win a House vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes on the rich, but now Republicans have to live with the consequences, writes Michael Winship. By…

Trump’s Amateur Hour on Israel

5 May 2017 - 2:06pm
Despite President Trump’s professed optimism, prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace remain dismal, partly because Trump shows no sign of deviating from Israel’s hard-line stance, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s expressed desire to resolve,…

Oliver Stone Honored with Press Freedom Award

4 May 2017 - 1:36pm
Director Oliver Stone – in recognition of his brave work in documentary films – has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Though most people know…

Finding New Homes for Lethal Drones

4 May 2017 - 10:07am
America’s expanded use of drone warfare to kill targets half a world away is spreading from a base outside Las Vegas to other state-side locales, including Syracuse, New York, as Norman Solomon discovered. By Norman Solomon At dusk I stood…

How Trump Fixes Facts Around Policy

4 May 2017 - 10:06am
President Trump’s disdain for inconvenient truth has led to the deletion of climate science from the EPA’s web site and other moves to fix the facts around his policies, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Many…

Hillary Clinton Blame-Shifts Her Defeat

3 May 2017 - 4:57pm
Exclusive: While admitting unspecified shortcomings in her campaign, Hillary Clinton blame-shifted her defeat primarily onto Russian President Putin and FBI Director Comey, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Hillary Clinton’s explanation for her electoral defeat – putting much of the…

Government Smearing of Israel’s Critics

3 May 2017 - 11:51am
Israel’s pressure to conflate criticism of its treatment of Palestinians with the evils of anti-Semitism has stifled a needed debate in Western societies, as Lawrence Davidson explains. By Lawrence Davidson “Back in the day,” which in this case was Feb.…

Trump’s Fragile Grasp of History

3 May 2017 - 11:51am
President Trump may have been a reality-TV star but his grasp of reality has always been tenuous, underscored by his weak understanding of U.S. and world history, as Michael Winship explains. By Michael Winship Gene Tunney, the champion prizefighter of…

Fears of a New Korean War

3 May 2017 - 11:50am
In the 1950s, the Korean War — pitting the U.S. against China —  devastated the Asian peninsula and inflicted an estimated 2.5 million civilian casualties, but some fear even worse if war is renewed, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis…

NYT Cheers the Rise of Censorship Algorithms

2 May 2017 - 1:45pm
Exclusive: The New York Times is cheering on the Orwellian future for Western “democracy” in which algorithms quickly hunt down and eliminate information that the Times and other mainstream outlets don’t like, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Just days…

Reaching Out in Peace to Russia

2 May 2017 - 10:15am
The mainstream U.S. media bristles with hostility toward Russia – fueling a New McCarthyism – but the press finds no space for grassroots American gestures of peace, writes ex-U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray. By Elizabeth Murray On a sunny afternoon…

Demonstrating America’s Need for Immigrants

1 May 2017 - 2:48pm
President Trump has pushed for the expulsion of millions of undocumented immigrants, but they are pushing back by using May 1 to demonstrate the importance of their hard work, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein The theme of…

Drinking the Russia-gate Kool-Aid

1 May 2017 - 10:34am
Russia-gate, the Democrats’ over-the-top attempt to blame the Kremlin for Hillary Clinton’s disastrous campaign, has become the party’s go-to excuse to avoid confronting how it lost touch with average Americans, says Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon A new book about…

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